Harry Clarke 

Harry Clarke graduated in commerce from Queen’s University. He earned
his first law degree there in 1965 and went on to do graduate work in law at
the London School of Economics before returning to Queen’s to teach - but
also to practise law in Gananoque and to help found the modern Gananoque
Boat Line. He brings a businessman’s point of view to the firm, quickly
focussing on the big picture and directing his clients accordingly. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980 and in 2017 became a life member of the
Law Society of Upper Canada.

He brings a businessman’s point of view to the firm, quickly focussing on the big picture and directing his clients accordingly.

Colin Wright

Colin Wright studied history at Trent and Carleton and then taught for a year
in France. In 1972 he joined the Globe and Mail as a reporter and started law
school at the University of Toronto. He began practising law in Gananoque in
1977. He works with a reporter’s perspective, writing clearly and digging

Matthew Wright 

Matthew Wright attended French-first language schools in Kingston before
going to university in Halifax. He was a guide at the Vimy Ridge National
Historic Site and then did his law school at the University of Ottawa,
graduating in 2010. A fearless advocate, he is fluent in two languages.

Arden Deir

Arden Deir graduated in law from Queen's University in 2013 after studying Geography and Global Development Studies. She went to high school in Singapore where she worked as a lifeguard. When she is not helping clients, Arden can be found cooking, boating or hiking with her family. Arden assists individuals and small businesses in a range of practice areas including real estate, corporate law, wills and estates, and family law. She specializes in out-of-court solutions.


Paula Delaney 

Rachelle Cooper
Christianne Serson 

The current staff include Rachelle Cooper, office manager, Christianne Serson, litigation assistant, and Paula Delaney, receptionist. All three are highly experienced and can not only redirect inquiries but often answer them.


280 King Street East

Gananoque Ontario 

K7G 1G5


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